Right. Probably not what you’re after. I recall hitting that in the beginning myself. At first I didn’t understand why I was getting double-cuts on my paths… then I realized I wasn’t… it’s 2 parts of the same path.
I don’t like rasterizing things much of the time. You, obviously, lose the mathematical scalability of a vector. So I end up having 2 files all the time when I need to do that. One that’s my original AI vector file, and then an SVG where I’ve had to rasterize certain parts. This way when I need to change something I can change on the vector AI file, re-rasterize as-needed, and save my SVG for Glowforge use. I’m used to doing that so I don’t much think about it. But it does create additional workflow for sure when you’re tweaking.